San Cristobal Island is only accessible by a national flight from the mainland cities of Quito or Guayaquil. The airline companies are TAME, Avianca, and LATAM with daily itineraries.
All Ecuadorian and foreign tourists must obtain an authorization to visit the island through the Traffic Control Card (TCT) issued by the Galapagos Government Council. This form is to declare products that are brought to the islands issued by the Galapagos Quarantine and Biosecurity Agency, as well as a Permit to enter the Protected Areas, issued by the Galapagos National Park Administration.
In case of foreign sailboats entering the islands, they must abide by the prerequisites that are indicated by the following institutions: The Galapagos National Park, the Port Authority of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, and the Biosecurity and Quarantine Agency of Galapagos.